Vrutti and Water
Integrated Water Resource Management
The project aims at People and Panchayat-led Equitable Water governance Model in Three Agro-Ecological Zones in Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Vrutti, in collaboration with Gender and Water Alliance, Development Support Centre (DSC), Youth for Action (YFA), and Swasti, is implementing the EU funded Integrated Water Resource Management Project titled “People and Panchayat-led Equitable Water governance in three Agro-Ecological Zones in India”. With a goal of improved health and livelihoods, the project seeks to establish and demonstrate a people and panchayat led equitable water governance model. The approach focuses on three critical areas – improving water supply through the development and management of water resources; improving management of demand for water through efficient use of water for different needs and equitable distribution/ access; water governance through a people and panchayat led process that builds awareness and capacities to manage water resources. This project is being carried out in three Agro-Ecological Zones of Karnataka (Gulbarga and Yadgir), Andhra Pradesh (Mahbubnagar) and Gujarat (Sabarakanta), covering 59 villages and 27,000 households with small and marginal farmers, tail-end farmers and women. The project is funded by EU. DSC working in Meharaj block of Sabarkanta district is working in 18 villages.
The convergence proposal on drip irrigation systems for ST households with Renown Irrigation System Ltd. is under process is. The expected number of farmers that will benefit is 222, from 18 villages and expected convergence is Rs.2.20 crore. The activities currently under progress are – Construction of toilets for the marginalised (3 completed and 21 under construction), Repair of drinking water sources in the project villages (done), Training the farmers and panchayat functionaries on efficient water management, support in establishment of kitchen garden using the waste water. Sujal Samitis have been established in all 57 villages under this project. Villages have also drafted business plans and a Monitoring and Evaluation system has been put in place.
A chart showing Village wise total members, Male-female participants and Monthly meeting date
A chart showing representation of different sections in Sujal Samiti